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Microsoft Corporation Business Operations: Full-time Opportunities for MBA Students, United States in Bellevue, Washington

Every year, we welcome Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.

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Role Description

Applications to these opportunities are considered for all available Business Operations roles, including but not limited to, those described below:

Business Program Management

As a Business Program Manager, you will be working with a variety of stakeholders from across the company to craft, analyze, orchestrate, and improve various programs and processes at the strategic level. You’ll be part of an agile team that serves in a fast-paced environment integrating with both customers and internal organizations. You will have the opportunity to impact sales, revenue generation and drive business results through worldwide program execution.


  • Provides the end-to-end delivery of products, services, processes, or technologies (through projects and programs), by using established project, program, and process management methodologies.

  • Develops, builds, runs, and improves consistent, predictable, and measurable processes and services that align with policies, procedures, and expectations.

  • Builds trusted partnerships to enable great experiences.

Business Management

Manages the day-to-day running of the business on behalf of a leader, including driving the rhythm of business (ROB), planning and executing department agendas, driving budget planning process and ongoing review, and managing workforce planning activities. Maximizes/extends the leader while developing relationships with key partners, communicating the leader’s strategy, conducting external engagement/thought leadership, and serving as a trusted advisor to the leader. Monitors the organizational health and drives the health and culture of the organization. Ensures continuation of business operations, driving strategy execution and/or leader alignment. Participates in a variety of special projects/programs and initiatives, as needed. May drive accountability managing business metrics such as scorecards and/or defining and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs).


  • Supports the internal continuation of business operations during all times, including periods of change or special circumstances through tactical execution of continuity plans.

  • Collaborates with partners and Microsoft teams to ensure design, communication, and alignment in creation and implementation of strategy execution plans. Follows best practices for strategy, consolidates information, and advocates for and prepares information to support the presentation of business cases to leader. Researches and prepares information for the team. Tracks and reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) and aids in data-driven decisions.

  • Supports the annual budget process under the direction of others. Manages headcount for the organization. Tracks financial progress to date against budget.

  • Contributes to cross-team projects as needed to meet the changing business environment. Engages in project management efforts.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or have completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal training in project and process management, financial accounting, business strategy and/or operations

  • Displays strong stakeholder and relationship management across senior leaders, partners, and customers.

  • Ability to understand business metrics, customer, and market trends.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and presentation skills

The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is from $73,800 to $162,200 (60-62).

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

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Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.